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The Western movie genre has given us some of the greatest stories in Hollywood. This genre has given us excellent storytelling, memorable villains and heroes, and amazing settings and scenery. Clint Eastwood has been the star of many of these beloved Westerns. "Unforgiven," "Good, Bad, and The Ugly," and "A Fistful of Dollars," just to name a few. Eastwood's legacy in this genre will forever be celebrated and remembered. My father had me watch these films at an early age, so the level of respect and love for Eastwood and his Westerns will always be close to my heart.
When it comes to Marvel movies, it seems there is a clear formula for crafting the beloved superhero films that they create. In most of these films, the story is well balanced and well-paced and features a strong cast. There are times I wish that Marvel would drift away from this basic formula as it can be repetitive but I guess the old saying is “if it ain't broke don't fix it.”
Review: The Suicide Squad is the best movie of the summer
Review: Space Jam is a Two-Hour Advertisement
In this day and age, it seems there are so many crime dramas that each additional one just over saturates the genre. Honestly, how many more crime dramas or mob stories do we need? There are the greats, like the Godfathers, Sopranos, and Goodfellas. Following that, it is basically just your regular crime drama with some predictable double-crossing that will be entertaining for a night in with your spouse and that’s about it.
Review: Black Widow was worth the long wait
Comedy in my opinion, is the hardest to review because it is subjective. I love that different groups of people have their own unique sense of humor, but even the easiest of laughers will struggle with this film.
The great Martin Scorsese once called everything in the Marvel franchise a “carnival film,” meaning that the films are not real cinema. Scorsese thought that cinema should have you expect the unexpected. While I am not Martin Scorsese, and just a guy that reviews films, I can agree that certain films are “carnival.” While watching these carnival films you get a couple of hours of fun and get to laugh without thinking about the plot or deeper story. In my opinion, that is what the Fast and Furious franchise has always been.
You know what I love about good films? They have the ability to draw emotion out of me. Good filmmaking has the ability to convey the emotions of characters to viewers clearly. The goal should be to get us to feel something and to be able to have the appropriate mood or emotion that the film is showing us with said characters.
I would like to start this review out with a shout to the Landmark Main Art Theater down in Royal Oak that unfortunately had to close its doors. This theater holds a special place for me. The Main was where I got my love for watching small art house films from this theater. I can say my love for movies started from going to the Main. Truly a historical place and I will miss it, thank you for the memories.
Let me start off by saying this, I used to really despise musicals. I would always avoid and trash them without giving them a watch. But, now as I grow older and gain a little more wisdom I have started to develop my movie taste buds. I have seen Hamilton, La La Land, and Sweeney Todd just to throw a few out there. I have come to the conclusion that I really enjoy musicals now.
Before I get into this review, let me just say that DC knocked this series out of the park. Trust me, I’m surprised that those words just came out of my mouth. Based on DC’s history, I was starting to lose all hope that they would produce consistently good content. Sweet Tooth washed away all of the bad tastes from both Justice League cuts, Batman vs Superman, Wonder Woman ‘84, and the dreadfully bad Suicide Squad.
Finally we get a Disney live action remake that has an original story. Disney has given us Lion King, Dumbo, Jungle Book, Tarzan, and Mulan. None of them have been new stories, just retellings of the old story while Disney flexes how great the animation is now. That is what is really driving me away from these live-action remakes as of late! Nothing is being told brand new to the audience. Let’s be honest, most of the people that are seeing these films are those who have seen the original film.
It is rare that sequels deliver in the same way as their predecessor, especially in horror movie franchises. The Conjuring 2 was not scary in my opinion and IT: Chapter 2 was just Pennywise yelling. Sorry, but that's not horror or scary in my book. A Quiet Place Part II doesn’t rely on jump scares, weird gooey stuff, or loud noises. John Krasinski once again has set the bar on how to torture his cast and the audience with psychological silent horror. I felt like I was not on the edge of my seat for most of the film, but I still think that this second part delivers on the thrills.
Ronia Cabansag: On this week’s episode, we’ll be talking about EMU’s “Give Rise” campaign, as well as the university's collaboration with the University of Michigan to launch the Digital Connecting Corps. We will also be discussing EMU’s 60th Annual Alumni Awards. I’m Ronia Cabansag and this is The Eastern Echo Podcast.
After four long years, Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" finally returned Sunday, May 23. Honestly, I did not realize it had been so long since the airing of season two. I enjoyed the comedy, heart, tone, and stories that Aziz was willing to tell from Dev's relationship with his parents to Denise bringing a girlfriend over to her mom's house for Thanksgiving.